8:03 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Volunteer Program Offers Support to Parents of Hospitalized Kids

Jimmy's Friends offer emotional and social support at St. Francis Medical Center
Credit Bailey McCormick

Jimmy’s Friends provides emotional social support for parents who have hospitalized children, which can be an extremely stressful time.

Jimmy’s Friends founder Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs is an instructor in the department of communications studies at Southeast Missouri State University. She developed the plan for Jimmy’s Friends while working on her master’s degree. The program now has about 30 volunteers.

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Cold Weather
4:51 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Cold Snap Could Harm Potted Plants And Fruits

Peaches won't grow if peach trees are damaged
beautifulcataya Flickr

If you already planted tomatoes in your garden, the cold snap experienced on Tuesday morning could have hurt them. Indeed, the cold weather experienced in the region these days could negatively impact vegetation.

At this time of the year, with the warmer temperatures and longer days, we expect things to grow. When temperatures drop below freezing, certain types of fruits, vegetables and potted plants can suffer.

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6:03 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Two Candidates Run for Vacant City Council Seat

Cape Girardeau seeks to fill vacant city council seat
Credit KRCU Newsroom / KRCU

Two potential candidates have officially announced their intentions to run for the open Cape Girardeau

   city council seat that was vacated by Trent Summers’ resignation.

Evan Trump was the first to show interest. Trump is originally from Jefferson City, Mo.,  but said Cape Girardeau has become his second home. He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in business administration and was formerly the Cape Girardeau County Republican chairman. He is now the district manager for Bi-State Southern Convenience Stores.

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River Campus
7:34 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Spring Into Dance Opens at River Campus

Spring Into Dance poster
Theatre and Dance Department Southeast Missouri State University

Spring Into Dance will shake the River Campus in Cape Girardeau this weekend. The seasonal show opened on April 10th and will last until Sunday, April 13th in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.

Choreographed by students and faculty staff, Spring Into Dance is Southeast Missouri State University’s spring dancing event. Two guest artists’ pieces will be performed this semester. The first is choreographed by Sam Watson and called “Sound Effects,” and the other is by Jan Bartosek and called “Building Danger.”

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Harvest Public Media
1:22 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Vertical Farming: Towering Vision, Uncertain Future

This four-story meatpacking plant built in 1925 is now home to five farming operations. It’s what’s becoming known as a “vertical farm.”
Peter Gray Harvest Public Media

Farmers are making inroads supplying local food to hungry city foodies, but many producers are trying to grow more food in urban centers. City real estate is at a premium, so some producers are finding more space by using what’s called “vertical farming,” and going up rather than spreading out.

Growers across the country are heading indoors, using greenhouses and hydroponics – growing plants in a water and nutrient solution instead of soil and using lamps to replace sunlight. Vertical farming takes that to a new level.

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